Resist! Artists for Progress Show at The Piranha Shop 1/27/2017

pin The Piranha Shop, 1022 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134

Resist! Art Show at The Piranha Shop — 100% of proceeds from the sale of work will be donated to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.

Art today serves a different purpose than it did before the election. As our Nation’s activists, optimists, truth-tellers, and interpreters, we have a responsibility to keep the things that are important as far away and safe from the new CEO in Chief as possible.

So, we’re coming together and raising funds for institutions that are now in jeopardy. We’re fighting hate with hope, rallying together, and speaking our minds. We’re showing the world that we won’t go silently— that progress, creativity, and judiciousness still matter in this weird, new, reality-television version of America.

Because if history has taught us anything, it’s that hope never loses.

Join us to raise money for the institutions that need us most. We can all do our little bit to keep our beautiful country progressing towards acceptance, tolerance, and hope.

Friday, January 27, starting at 7pm at The Piranha Shop, 1022 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134

Participating artists include:
Jennifer Ament
Charles Peterson
Stacey Rozich
Danielle Skredsvig
Joey Veltkamp
Barry Ament
Derek Erdman
Kyler Martz
Victor Melendez
Kate Neckel
Ben Gannon
Teresa Grasseschi
Deborah Faye Lawrence
Valeria Spring
Jamie Randall
Celeste Cooning
Andrew Crawshaw
Michael Heck
Bisco Smith
Ashley Armitage
Mel Carter
Rachel Ravich
Rachel Demy
Lance Mercer
Cheyenne Randall
Greg Dulli
Patrick “Duffy” De Armas
Dominic Nieri

100% of proceeds from the sale of work will be donated to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.  RESIST!

A GIANT thank you to our host and partner The Piranha Shop. Beverages donated by the always delicious Rachel’s Ginger Beer.

Oddball Folk Singers! Strangely & Shay Release New CDs, with The Pickpocket Revue at Cafe Racer


8PM doors, 9PM showtime
All ages, cover by donation. [None Turned Away!]
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Strangely’s new full-length album, “ROARING ACCORDION,” saw its digital release in December, and now the physical copies are in hand and for sale!

Aaron J. Shay’s new compilation, “DISCRETE PACKETS OF SONG,” is also going to be released at this show, a CD featuring five years worth of recorded material and one previously unreleased song!

The Pickpocket Revue will be performing an intimate set of their punk covers and originals. This band features Jimmy Berg of The Bad Things, Mai Li Pittard of The Debaucherauntes, Aaron J. Shay, Sarah Shay on washboard, and, just for one night only, STRANGELY ON THE UPRIGHT BASS.

American Painting Today

Matthew Offenbacher
Matthew Offenbacher

What is painting to Seattle? What is Seattle to America? What is the value of painting? What can be shared? What does democracy look like?

“American Painting Today” is an encyclopedic collection of paintings by artists from the greater Seattle area staged during the waning days of a short-lived temporary arts space on Capitol Hill.

Lisa Buchanan
Lisa Buchanan

Organized and curated by Matthew Offenbacher. You may remember the remarkable Mr. Offenbacher who, along with Jennifer Nemhausermade, created a conceptual artwork that consisted of buying works by women and queer artists for Seattle Art Museum.

Cable Griffith
Cable Griffith

Featuring:
Julie Alexander, Juan Alonso-Rodríguez, Sean Barton, Kelly Bjork, Susanna Bluhm, Alexi Brown-Schmidt, Lisa Buchanan, Lisa Buchanan, Buddy Bunting, Laura Castellanos, Jaq Chartier, Claire Cowie, Timothy Cross, Brian Cypher, Carole d’Inverno, Sue Danielson, Linda Davidson, Pat De Caro, Nathan DiPietro, Susan Dory, Sasha Ferré, Denis Fitzpatrick, Ben Gannon, Karen Gantz, Emily Gherard, Klara Glosova, Preston Graves, Cable Griffith, Peter Gross, Francisco Guerrero, Patricia Hagen, Laura Hamje, Alfred Harris, Victoria Haven, Colleen Hayward, David Hytone, Claire Johnson, Leena Joshi, Ken Kelly, Amanda Knowles, Paul Komada, Terry Leness, Margie Livingston, Sara Long, Ray Mack, Molly Magai, Marisa Manso, Sherry Markovitz, Mark Miller, Philip Miner, Jeffry Mitchell, Abraham Murley, Brian Murphy, Tuan Nguyen, Sarah Norsworthy, Nicholas Nyland, Shaw Osha, Michael Ottersen, Doug Parry, Forrest Perrine, Trung Pham, Philippe Pirrip, John Radtke, Andrew Rubinstein, Peter Scherrer, Ann Leda Shapiro, William Shields, Jennifer Beedon Snow, Whiting Tennis, Barbara Earl Thomas, Kate Thompson, Kimberly Trowbridge, Catherine Uehara, Claude Utley, Joey Veltkamp, Brad Winchester, Robert Yoder, Claude Zervas and Ellen Ziegler

Claire Cowie
Claire Cowie

The old Value Village on Capitol Hill, Seattle

(1525 11th Avenue)
November 28 – December 18, 2016
Party: December 8, 5-8 pm

Exhibition: November 28—December 17, 2016
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays—Fridays 12-2 pm (and by appointment)
Opening party: Thursday, December 8, 5-8 pm
2nd party opportunity: December 17, 8-11 pm (the closing of V2)

OBAMA Welcomes Seattle Art Fair visitors and collectors

From the collection of the Official Bad Art Museum of Art
From the collection of the Official Bad Art Museum of Art

Welcome Seattle Arts Fair visitors to the 

Official Bad Art Museum of Art!

OBAMA (Official Bad Art Museum of Art) is proud to welcome esteemed and learned art collectors from around the globe to view the most coveted collection of bad art West of the Mississippi. Located at the renowned Cafe Racer in Seattle’s Roosevelt district, this world-class museum welcomes the intrepid visitor and serious art collector alike.

Wrap yourself in the black velvet paintings of delight. Revel in the naughty nudes and delicious paint-by-numbers. Lose yourself in the big eyes of little puppies and small children, paintings that are so bad they are good!

New and experienced art aficionados will be drawn to these soulful paintings by naive and self-taught artists.

Come for the art, stay for the beer! OBAMA is located at Cafe Racer at 5828 Roosevelt WAY NE in Seattle, a full bar and restaurant open 9am to 2am every day!

Ashes to Ashes: David Bowie Tribute Art Show

David Bowie Art Show.Warlock Labs.Seattle

Visual Art Tribute group show at Warlock Labs

David Bowies influence on music is immeasurable. Join a group of talented visual artists in their homage to this incredible man at the monthly Greenwood Art Walk on Friday, February 12th at the Warlock Labs in Greenwood at 101 N. 85th Street, #203 in Seattle at 6-10pm

Racer Runts Youth Show at Cafe Racer Saturday 2/6

 

Racer Runts at Cafe RacerWho: Racer Runts and Cafe Racer
What: Youth Music Show
Where: Cafe Racer at 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle WA 98105
When: Saturday, Feb. 6th 4-7pm
Why: Kids get the opportunity to play their original music on stage

Seattle musician Jack David, 19, decided to approach the owner of Cafe Racer, Kurt Geissell and ask him if he’d be interested in a show put on by the under-21 crowd and Kurt jumped at the chance. “Can you imagine if we would have had that opportunity when we where their age? We never had a place to play music when I was growing up” said Kurt. He decided to turn the 1st Saturday of every month over to young drummer Jack David. Jack had been going to the cafe since he was 11 years old in 2008. Says Jack “I grew up watching bands and listening to music at Cafe Racer and always wanted to play on the Cafe Racer stage and now I am and I can also help other kids play music there too!”

This is a great place for kids to be introduced to music and everyone is welcome, young and old. Cafe Racer features the renowned “Official Bad Art Museum of Art” and great food, including the famous “Wonder Wiener” of hotdog fame.

Jack plays in the Nyamuziwa Marimba Band, he’s on the Redline, Seattle University’s drumline and he’s the drummer for the Seattle band “Deer Park”. You can hear their music here: https://deerparkmusic.bandcamp.com/album/quentin-in-my-vitamins

This months entertainment features 3 bands featuring incredible young women with original material (and a couple of dudes.)

Free admission (though Cafe Racer serves great food, soft drinks, beer, wine and full bar) All-Ages!!

The bands are:

The Rug Smuggle ( Alternative band and Bob Ross fans)

Rug Smuggle

Red Bloom (All Girls. All Rock. All Good) https://www.facebook.com/redbloomband/ —

Red Bloom

Wild Within (3 girls, 13 instruments, folk music)

Wild Within in the grass

Racer Runts Youth Show at Cafe Racer – Don’t miss it!

Laura Brodax PoP uP Art Tile Sale at The Grocery

The Grocery.Demi Raven.Janet Galore

Ceramic Art Tile Sale hosted by Laura Brodax and Janet Galore, featuring a collection of quirky + original vintage tile (never used), a surplus of mosaic shards, oddments of delightful artist-made tile and more from the collection of artist Laura Brodax. In 1984, she obtained a large amount of vintage tile from Norton Tile and Marble. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view and purchase boxes of vintage eclectic Spanish tile, original Pomona 1940’s California wall tile and pieces from public art projects!

When:
Sat Jan 30: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sun Jan 31: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Where:
The Grocery, a creative art and idea space
3001 21st Ave S, Seattle WA 98144

Laura Brodax is a ceramic tile artist, photographer and serigrapher who works with photographic images printed onto porcelain tile, clay shapes and mosaics.
http://laurabrodax.com/

Pop Up Art Tile Sale!

 

Happy Hula-Days Holiday Party at Cafe Racer

Ukadelics at Cafe Racer Hula Days 2015 Happy Hula-Days Holiday Party at Cafe Racer features the Ukadelics Holiday Party December 12th at 7pm at Cafe Racer in Seattle! Special musical guest “DJ T.J.O” Andy Nazzal of the award-winning Exotica group, Tiki Joe’s Ocean.

The Ukadelics, a wonderful 8-piece ukulele band, are hosting a fabulous and festive Holiday Party at Cafe Racer in Seattle on Saturday December 12th starting at 7pm and going to 10pm.

The party features music, holiday foods and special drinks. There will be an Ugly Sweater Contest, and the Ukadelics will be launching their new CD “Runaway Pineapple Truck” at the show too! Wear what you want or wear an ugly holiday sweater or wear your finest Luau or Aloha wear or Tiki Togs!

Enjoy a special cocktail for the evening, the “Golden Ukulele” plus mai-tai’s, Zombies and other tiki drink favorites. Regular Cafe Racer menu items are available plus Hawaiian “Loco Moco” plates!

The Ukadelics at Cafe Racer 2015

From quaint beginnings, strumming for friends at an annual backyard Luau, the Ukadelics now play regularly around town for parties, shows and themed events. Their repertoire is a range of classic “hapa-haole” Hawaiian songs like Blue Hawaii and Tiny Bubbles to show stopping lounge favorites such as Secret Agent Man and songs from the Jungle Book. But you’re never heard ukulele like this when they play their special holiday songs of the islands! Though primarily a uke driven ensemble, the Ukadelics creatively employ a wide variety of percussive instruments as well as guitar, Hawaiian slide guitar, bass and nearly a dozen different ukuleles.

Andy Nazzal

Special Guest Andy Nazzal of TIKI JOE’S OCEAN will be spinning his favorite records all night. Tiki Joe’s Ocean was formed by lifelong multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Andy Nazzal. Since 2009, he has released three Exotica/Latin/Lounge CDs to rave reviews from around the world. Come meet him and have him sign copies of his latest CD’s.

Tiki Joe's Ocean Christmas

Who: The Ukadelics, an 8-piece ukulele band made up of Seattle artists and DJ Tiki Joe Ocean!
What: Holiday Party with a Tiki Twist
Where: Cafe Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle
When: Saturday, December 12th, 7pm to 10pm
Cost: No cover, but holiday treats available

The Ukadelics: http://www.theukadelics.com/
Cafe Racer: http://www.CafeRacerSeattle.com/

Tina Randolph Art Opening at Artifact Gallery

Tina Randolph

Tina Randolph is a multidisciplinary artist based in Seattle, Washington. She creates compelling environments and artwork for clients and collectors in public and private spaces and collections. Randolph’s work has contributed immeasurably to the vibrant art and design movement in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood. Her architectural plaster and cement finishes and large scale murals enliven the area’s most intriguing restaurants and bars. Numerous solo shows as well as private commissions have given collectors access to mixed media painting throughout her 25 year career.

Tina Randolph painting

And today is also her birthday! Come and see her amazing art retrospective and wish the artist a Happy Birthday too!

313 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104
Opening Thursday 11/5/2015 6pm-9pm

Two old dudes have a big art sale

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Two elderly gentlemen who have been gathering what they like in art for over 40 years each, are having their (pre) estate sale auction before they’re dead, and you are invited to come and peruse their collections. This is going to be mostly rarely seen, fresh to the market, as they say, 100+ works of art that have been stored for decades. There is going to be art for every budget.. but most will be stuff selling in the $200-$300.00 range.

Previews Friday and Saturday noon to 6pm. Come to the auction on Sunday at 4pm or bid online on the Invaluable website.

Margaret Keane

Billy King.1

Carl Smool

Haunted Halloween Hulaween Ukulele Show with the Ukadelics at the Swedish Club

Ukadelics at the Swedish Club

Hot ukelele band The Ukadelics, led by Jeffrey Cook!

Celebrate All Hallows Eve a little early, cuz, face it, it wouldn’t be Halloween without …The Ukadelics and UKULELES.

And face it, you’ve never really lived until you see songs from Rocky Horror Picture Show done on the ukulele.

7:30 pm, with the added plus of free parking (and that fabulous free twinkling view…)

1920 Dexter Avenue N., high atop Queen Anne Hill.

Hello Kitty coming to Seattle!

Hello Kitty meets Star Wars at EMP
Hello Kitty meets Star Wars at EMP

Hello! Super Cute Fun-Filled Hello Kitty show coming from Los Angeles to Experience Music Project in Seattle.

The first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States will be on display at EMP Museum and is scheduled to open on November 14, 2015. Created in celebration of the pop icon’s 40th Anniversary, Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty is organized by Sanrio, the global lifestyle brand best known for Hello Kitty, and the Japanese American National Museum , where the exhibition originated. The show examines the history of Hello Kitty and her influence on popular culture, combining a product-based historical and sociological examination of Hello Kitty with more than 600 rare and unique pieces from Sanrio’s archives, and an installation of over 40 mixed media works by artists from around the world demonstrating Hello Kitty’s influence on contemporary art. Hello! invites the public to learn more about and gain new appreciation for the evolution of Hello Kitty, the role she has played bridging Japanese and American cultures in the U.S., and fans’ emotional connection to her. Hello! will be on view at EMP through May 15, 2016. Plans are underway for the exhibition to travel to additional museums across the U.S.

Hello KItty Abe Lincoln

“Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty offers an in-depth look at the evolution of Hello Kitty and her impact on pop culture around the world,” said Jill Koch, Sr. Vice President of Brand Management and Marketing of Sanrio, Inc. “After a successful run at the Japanese American National Museum, we are excited to bring the exhibition to EMP and share the experience with more fans. EMP, whose mission of reaching multigenerational audiences through powerful exhibits and programming focused on contemporary culture, is the perfect home for our retrospective.”

Hello! originated at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, where it drew record-breaking attendance from visitors of all ages from around the world. The exhibition was co-curated by Dr. Christine Yano, author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, and Jamie Rivadeneira, founder and owner of pop culture-inspired boutique JapanLA, located in Los Angeles.

Hello Kitty Gary Baseman

This should be a fun exhibit featuring artifacts from Sanrio’s archives including a variety of plush spanning a 40 year timeline, Hello Kitty’s first telephone, stationery items, and many more vintage products from the 1970s and 1980s along with contemporary objects such as the one-of-a-kind Hello Kitty dress worn by Lady Gaga, a couture bustier worn by Katy Perry, diamond jewelry, and a Hello Kitty talking robot, allowing fans to connect to Hello Kitty’s history and view her evolution as a true cultural ambassador.

Audrey Kawasaki

 

Exotica Night at Cafe Racer Wednesday 5-20

Seattle fun events, things to do in Seattle, live music, bad art museum

Exotica Night at Cafe Racer with the Tiki-Graphs. Music by Martin Denny and other tiki and exotic favorites by Cheryl Serio and the Spyrographs. Original music, incredible musicians, fun food and drinks. Come at 8pm for Bingo and the music is 9pm to 11pm at Cafe Racer at 5828 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle.

Lushy at the Royal Room, Friday May 22

Seattle fun things to do, live music, royal room, lushy

Poland will be performing at the Royal Room Friday, May 22nd, opening the night for Lushy.. Poland lead singer/guitarist Mark Romanowski will be in Seattle that week to perform the Poland show and Super Jam at The Triple Door the following evening.

Lushy is Seattle’s favorite lounge band and will be playing all their favorites. Free, but donations for your fun evening appreciated. Good food and drink too!

Exotica Wednesday at Cafe Racer 4/22

Tikigraphs at Cafe Racer

The Tiki version of The Spyrographs (heretofore referred to as the Tikigraphs) will once again be pulling out music inspired by exotic tropical destinations and mid-century tiki bars.

Celebrate savage sonorities from Martin Denny, Les Baxter, Arthur Lyman, Yma Sumac and more! Island attire encouraged. Dinner and Drink Specials! No cover!

Cafe Racer is located in the Roosevelt district at 5828 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle.

While there, also visit the Official Bad Art Museum of Art located at Cafe Racer.

Comics NW Roots – Pecha Kucha Seattle

Pecha Kucha Seattle.Larry Reid.Janet Galore. Tatianna GillSeattle gave birth and momentum to the alternative comics movement in the 1970s when Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, and Matt Groening emerged from Evergreen State College. After leaving Evergreen, Barry, Burns, and Groening syndicated their work in alternative newspapers across the country—creating a nationwide awareness of a new, accessible aesthetic peculiar to the Northwest. This soon gave rise to a movement that still reverberates worldwide. Comics! Northwest Roots is an evening of vivid imagery and stories from veteran and emerging artists of the Northwest comics scene, recounting and celebrating this art form.

Wednesday, March 11th at 6pm at the Cornish Playhouse at the Seattle Center!

Presenters Include: Peter Bagge // Max Clotfelter // Tom Van Deusen // Ellen Forney // Eroyn Franklin // Kelly Froh // Tatiana Gill // David Lasky // Larry Reid // Gina Siciliano // Jim Woodring

Artists Roy McMakin and Katarina Powell Pop-up Shop and Pre-Estate Sale

Roy McMakin and Katarina Powell Sale
The sale is Dec 11-14th at 1422 34th Avenue in Madrona, Seattle WA 98122

Roy will be selling furniture and bric-a-brac from his former Vashon home, as well as other curiosities collected over the years (as part of re-locating to California).

Katarina will be selling her linens, and other objets d’art.

Stop by and say hello before the REAL estate sale (no one’s dead yet!)

Ho Ho Holidays Art Show and Sale with Kelly Lyles, Theresa Neinas and Phil Scroggs

Kelly Lyles, Theresa Neinas Art Show
Kelly Lyles, Theresa Neinas and Phil Scroggs created this unique show to celebrate the season. Holidays are a time of family togetherness, peace and love. But it’s also consumerism, pressures and stress; therefore we commemorate with humour, twisted iconography, and in some cases, inserting the fun in dysfunction.

Many of these works were designed as the artists’ personal Christmas and Hanukkah cards, some created together on the same winter night at a linoleum block carving event.

Kelly started her tradition by designing and printing 1,000 cards for her own friends, these are her originals (many of the images are also $1 postcards available for sale). And in the spirit of the season all of these artworks are priced as affordable, memorable gifts.

The exhibition will be on view and open to the public during December, 2014 (Mon.- Thu. 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) Please join the artists for a special reception on the evening of December 11th.

Normandy Park City Hall, 801 SW 174th St. Normandy Park, WA 98166